Thank you so much for your interest in Mapping Prejudice. We welcome feedback, comments, and suggestions.
Thank you so much for your interest in Mapping Prejudice. Our team has done dozens of presentations and workshops. Our work comes alive in conversation with new people.
Here's what we need for a successful presentation:
Please make sure that venue has a screen and a projector that can be connected to a laptop. Mapping Prejudice is a visual project. We have to be able to show maps.
The presentation space MUST have working wi-fi. This is necessary to run our slides and visualizations.
Write down what you envision for your group and send it in an email. This is better than a phone conversation. We need this information in writing as we prepare.
Let us know how much time we have. We need at least an hour. A good discussion requires 90 minutes.
We can present on our findings. Or we can facilitate a work session where participants learn how to use our online portal to read covenants. Let us know which kind of event you prefer.
Please tell us about the audience and the purpose of the presentation. We want to understand what they want to know or do. Are they interested in structural racism in Minneapolis? The history of racial covenants in American cities? The structure and design of a digital humanities project? The technological innovations behind Mapping Prejudice? A work session reading deeds on our online platform? Let us know.
Feel free to take pictures and record our presentation. But please let us know ahead of time that you intend to do so.
To learn more about covenants and redlining, please see this short list of resources.
Adam Ruins Everything. "The Disturbing History of the Suburbs." Six-minute history of redlining and residential segregation.
Glantz, Aaron, and Emmanuel Martinez. “For People of Color, Banks Are Shutting the Door to Homeownership.” Reveal news, February 15, 2018. "Kept out" series.
Race: The Power of an Illusion. California Newsreel, 2003. The whole documentary provides a wonderful framework for understanding racial covenants in Minneapolis. This excerpt is particularly relevant.
“A Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America from Fresh Air.” Fresh Air. WHYY, May 3, 2017.
A Raisin in the Sun, 1961. Film based on Lorraine Hansberry play that was first released in 1961.
“Miss Buchanan's Period Of Adjustment.” Revisionist History Podcast. A reframed understanding of the Brown v Board of Education decision and it's impact on communities of color.
Books and Articles
Boyle, Kevin. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. New York: H. Holt, 2004.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. “ The Case for Reparations.” The Atlantic, June 2014.
Freund, David M. Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Gonda, Jeffrey D. Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement, 2015.
Gordon, Colin. Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.
Gotham, Kevin Fox. Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development: The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2010, 2014.
Gotham, Kevin Fox. “Urban Space, Restrictive Covenants and the Origins of Racial Residential Segregation in a US City, 1900-1950.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 24.3 (September 2000).
Hannah-Jones, Nikole. “Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law.” ProPublica, June 25, 2015.
Hansberry, Lorraine. Raisin in the Sun. Play first produced in 1959.
Hughes, Langston. "Hemmed In," in One-Way Ticket. New York: Knopf, 1949.
Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
Juergens, Ann. “Lena Olive Smith : A Minnesota Civil Rights Pioneer.” William Mitchell Law Review 28, no. 1 (2001).
Long, Herman H, and Charles Spurgeon Johnson. People vs. Property; Race Restrictive Covenants in Housing. Nashville: Fisk Univ. Press, 1947.
Massey, Douglas S, and Nancy A Denton. American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993.
Moore, Natalie Y. The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation. New York: Picador, 2016.
Norris, Michele. The Grace of Silence. New York: Pantheon Books, 2010.
Rothstein, Richard. The Color of Law : A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017. And for an interview with the author, listen to this podcast: “A Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America from Fresh Air.” Fresh Air. WHYY, May 3, 2017.
Satter, Beryl. Family Properties: How the Struggle over Race and Real Estate Transformed Chicago and Urban America. New York, N.Y.: Henry Holt & Co., 2010.
Shin, Sun Young. A Good Time for the Truth : Race in Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016.
Sugrue, Thomas J. Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North. New York: Random House, 2008.
Sugrue, Thomas J. The Origins of the Urban Crisis Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.
Vose, Clement E. Caucasians Only: The Supreme Court, the NAACP, and the Restrictive Covenant Cases. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1959.
Resources For Educators
Struggles for Justice: Segregation & Housing in the United States. UC Berkeley Historical Social Science Project. A lesson plan charting the history of housing injustice in the United States.
REPARATIONS SYLLABUS. University of Minnesota Libraries. An ffshoot of the “Reparations, Repatriation, and Redress” symposium at the University of Minnesota, this curriculum presents an archive of scholarly and popular sources on themes related to reparations.